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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 16:31 
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*boink*

I did. It was pretty fun. :attitude: was genuinely funny and excellently snarky about various things, most of the rest of the panel were great and did their best.


Do you know if anyone was filming it? Even just a smartphone video uploaded to YouTube would be worth a watch.

I enjoy watching Stu in action, even if it's just him blatantly pretending on the telly that a PC DIMM holds fruit machine programs.


Not that I've yet seen. There are some photos on Twitter but they're all pretty sterile.


Knew I should have gone!

Kind of glad there're still no photos of Jonathan Nash. He was my favourite writer in my teens, and I greatly enjoyed taking at surface the cartoon image he crafted of himself. There's too little whimsy in this hard, cynical world, and I honour him for it. Let me keep my little joyful mysteries.

Glad it was a good time for all as well. Ahh, I miss AP.

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
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aye, it was a shame I had to leave when I did (just before the second panel Q&A) as Cam whipped out a bunch of old AP related stuff, mostly t-shirts I think, promising a prize for every question asked. :facepalm:


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https://soundcloud.com/romaudio/the-amiga-power-reunion

Here's a recording of the evening. Not quite a video, but it'll do.


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 23:43 
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I was meaning to ask this the other day.

Many years ago now I procured an Amiga very late into its life. I would say, ooo, 1995? something like that. Any way, somewhere within the bog standard boot up there was an app that allowed you to type things and it would speak, much like Currah speech on the spectrum only miles better. In my boredom one day I decided to plug the Amiga into my tape recorder and type in "computer cusses" mainly about people's mothers and so on. The other night I was really laughing about it and was wondering if an emulator would do this? if so, what app is it that makes the Amiga do this? I'd love to recreate the sound files (I still remember what cusses they were and how they sounded, I'm so god damned mature).

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 23:57 
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I was meaning to ask this the other day.

Many years ago now I procured an Amiga very late into its life. I would say, ooo, 1995? something like that. Any way, somewhere within the bog standard boot up there was an app that allowed you to type things and it would speak, much like Currah speech on the spectrum only miles better. In my boredom one day I decided to plug the Amiga into my tape recorder and type in "computer cusses" mainly about people's mothers and so on. The other night I was really laughing about it and was wondering if an emulator would do this? if so, what app is it that makes the Amiga do this? I'd love to recreate the sound files (I still remember what cusses they were and how they sounded, I'm so god damned mature).

It's strange that you say it was a very late Amiga, because this feature was actually removed in Workbench 3 and onwards (possibly even 2.1), probably to save on license fees.

Anyway, just boot up an unmodified Workbench disk, version 1.3 or 2.0, and there should be a program called Say in the Utilities drawer. The 2.0 version was improved quite a bit, so they don't sound the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:34 
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The Amiga in a browser that someone linked to was workbench 2 I believe


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 14:02 
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JohnCoffey wrote:
I was meaning to ask this the other day.

Many years ago now I procured an Amiga very late into its life. I would say, ooo, 1995? something like that. Any way, somewhere within the bog standard boot up there was an app that allowed you to type things and it would speak, much like Currah speech on the spectrum only miles better. In my boredom one day I decided to plug the Amiga into my tape recorder and type in "computer cusses" mainly about people's mothers and so on. The other night I was really laughing about it and was wondering if an emulator would do this? if so, what app is it that makes the Amiga do this? I'd love to recreate the sound files (I still remember what cusses they were and how they sounded, I'm so god damned mature).

It's strange that you say it was a very late Amiga, because this feature was actually removed in Workbench 3 and onwards (possibly even 2.1), probably to save on license fees.

Anyway, just boot up an unmodified Workbench disk, version 1.3 or 2.0, and there should be a program called Say in the Utilities drawer. The 2.0 version was improved quite a bit, so they don't sound the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 19:49 
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somebody tried the Armiga?

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 22:56 
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A naffo-o Android box that emulates the Amiga, yuck... (and only the Amiga 500??)

With an Amiga-compatible floppy drive BUILT IN? Woah. Now that's a start.

£95 for the Armiga, £135 for the floppy Armiga. Not really an impulse buy.

How much for JUST the floppy drive bit? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga!
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JohnCoffey wrote:
In my boredom one day I decided to plug the Amiga into my tape recorder and type in "computer cusses" mainly about people's mothers and so on.


Ha ha ha, I did that too - I was copying (tape to tape on my 'ghetto blaster') the Foo Fighters first album* for my friend Brendan. Every now and then, I'd stop the tape and connect the stereo to the Amiga and have it say rude things like 'Brendan is a tramp' before going back to the music.

It came as a big surprise, it was very funny and everyone appreciated the joke, even trampy Brendan.

(* I think the other side was 'All Boro Kings' by Dog Eat Dog..... I'm not proud of buying that album, it was pants)

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I must have had loads of time on my hands years ago as I took a song that my old band had recorded on my multi track, muted the vocals and replaced them with the Amiga talking.

I still have it somewhere... If there's any interest, I'll upload it.


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I must have had loads of time on my hands years ago as I took a song that my old band had recorded on my multi track, muted the vocals and replaced them with the Amiga talking.

I still have it somewhere... If there's any interest, I'll upload it.

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Here you go, the quality is pretty poor as it was taped from a C90 but you get the idea... All done in my bedroom that!

*edit* I've also uploaded the original with proper lyrics so you can see what it's all about.


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Ace! There's a D:Ream sort of feel to it... until Metal Mickey kicks in


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Well, I suppose it could only get better.


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I've just sold my amiga.

I have mixed feelings.


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Is £100 what standard A1200s are going for these days?

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I've just sold my amiga.

I have mixed feelings.


Read my blog to ease the pain:

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Is £100 what standard A1200s are going for these days?

Nope. He got a fucking bargain.


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I've just sold my amiga.

I have mixed feelings.


I packed my A1200 away the other day. I decided I needed the space more than I needed an Amiga to hand. At least the A600 still has a spot for now.

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I've just sold my amiga.

I have mixed feelings.


I packed my A1200 away the other day. I decided I needed the space more than I needed an Amiga to hand. At least the A600 still has a spot for now.


My Amiga is packed in the same box in my parents home since 96. I had a problem with a yellow screen back then. I have no idea if anything is still worth anything since my parents live next to the ocean in a very humid region. Maybe some slugs are living inside it.


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Sad, but you have the retropie for actual gaming. I'm guessing it was just taking up space.

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